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MichaelRH
04-27-2001, 09:40 AM
Still don't have the digital camera back.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif
(next week). Can shoot the whole image then.

This is a direct scan of the upper half of this oil on hardboard. It is still in-progress...working of some erotic/sensual themes (What else is new!). I am fascinated about how some "abstract" areas of a composition can tell SOME..or all of the story. It is like...isolating some "details", and then just letting the viewer determine the rest.
Image size is 11 3/4" X 24"

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jerryW
04-27-2001, 10:29 AM
this is a really fun 'adult' painting.
The walls it may adorn I may never yearn to see, but I liked having it here on screen for a while.

JeanineJ
04-27-2001, 10:32 AM
Good one... as you say, tells a story in the detail... Wasn't it Jerry W who said you should be able to tell something about the entire painting from each area alone??? Love the shoe! Is that Barry White I hear in the background? lol

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Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT
www.peoplescapesct.com

MichaelRH
04-27-2001, 02:24 PM
Jerry - thanks for your note. I've wondered also..just where buyers who purchase erotic art hang the work? Must depend in part on the degree of erotic content I'm sure.

Jeanine - Thank you. I'm always very interested in the feminine perspective. I've been listening to Sarah Brightman quite a bit lately, and The Dave Matthews Band, (at least during the sketching and painting process). http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

I'm exploring erotic/sensual imagery..in many areas. One of my goals is to create a body of work where the various elements in the composition (that might be percieved as inappropriate by some) can be stated in a way that isn't regarded as "pornogaphic" or lets say...offensive by the majority of viewers. I suppose someone might still find a hand, leg, shoe and the positioning of these three elements...distasteful...but I'll argue the point with anyone...(for a short while anyway). Jeanine, I appreciate your thoughts.
---Michael

CkA
04-27-2001, 02:52 PM
it leaves me wanting more...

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Cindy!!!

"Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a way of being." Frederick Franck

MichaelRH
04-27-2001, 03:45 PM
Cindy..part of the experiment with this one..was my choice of colors. Most of the colors (for me) had feminine associations..the tan of the stockings..the yellow/gold of the high-heel, and the pastel colors of the background. I was emphasizing the contrast between the masculine and feminine here...I'm developing the darker tones in the arm and hand. I KNOW!! lol, you have already picked up on all of this...I'm just adding these comments for any new viewers. The fun thing about using hardboard, is that a full-sheet can be cut in many smaller sized sections..(and QUICKLY)! All the different sizes allow for quite a range of compositional ideas.
((Cindy))..thanks for your..uh..errr .encouraging! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif words.
--Michael

ZOTMA
04-27-2001, 04:01 PM
Another home-run (no pun). Aren't we all getting a great lesson in composition and the importance of isolated sections of your piece being able to stand alone (though this one reclines). I found it fascinating to read your latest entry about the color selection and your intention. This is an exciting work continuing a strong series. Get that camera!

MichaelRH
04-27-2001, 04:27 PM
((((ZOTMA))))..thank you, your comments mean a lot to me.
--Michael

TeAnne
04-27-2001, 07:51 PM
This is gorgeous Michael, I love your style of painting. More please http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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ART by TeAnne (http://www.ipec.net.au/teanne/TeAnneArt.html)
I must make a piece of art everyday for my own well being.

J P
04-28-2001, 03:38 AM
Talk about painting a mental picture!!!! Oooooohhh.....and its a good one! LOL

Impulse
04-28-2001, 09:09 AM
Very effective. Wonderful to look at. Well painted and conceived. It's a bit like radio vs. television. The artist gives you some and your mind does the rest.

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Whatever can find room in the human heart, as emotion, idea, and purpose, whatever it is able to frame into a deed ... can constitute the many-colored content of painting. Hegel.

MichaelRH
04-29-2001, 12:38 AM
Thank you - (TeAnne, JP, and Impulse!)

I'm worried now...I may have to take a saw to BOTH of these recent paintings!! lol

With all the positive feed-back on these partial areas of the two paintings.....well...I'm almost afraid to post the whole paintings. lol!

Impulse, I appreciate your association. I was thinking...what is the least amount of visual information I could use..and still tell a story. One very helpful class project one of the instructors at AC presented to the class was to give us a word..say "fat"...and have the class define the word visually with the most direct..accurate..brief..symbolism as possible. Was a lot of fun, and it gets one thinking about how to make a statement with as much impact as possible (and still define the term). I'll have to post my result for the word "fat" one of these days!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

Danny
06-06-2001, 10:46 AM
I've Seen This One Before. Last Night On Your Websight To Be Exact. Something About This Really Appeals To Me.(And NO I Don't Have A Shoe Fetish.) I Must Say This Is One Of My Very Favorites. I Knew That As Soon As I Saw It Last Night.Great Job. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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There's No Shame In Trying And Failing. Only In Failing To Try ...... Self Quote (Danny Meazell)

MichaelRH
06-07-2001, 12:27 AM
Danny...lets sit down and talk PAINTING!! (First round is on me!!) Well, painting, DRAWING, and art in general!!)

I hang around the Drawing Forum much of the time...come on over for a visit ok!!

Thank you for your note.
(Tecate, limes,and salt here)

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